Race Date: March 12, 2016 7:30 AM Start Time
The Five Peaks, presented by CAMP, is North America's highest ski mountaineering race in the Ten Mile Range near Breckenridge Ski Resort.
If you're interested in racing The Five Peaks, but have never raced a ski mountaineering race, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you race at least one of the COSMIC events in Colorado or any of the USSMA events listed. Can't make it to one of those events? Then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you race the Short Course!
PARKING INFO/RACE DIRECTOR RECOMMENDATION
Okay here's the long and short of it...
Park at the Gondola and pay the $12 per day ($7 if you have 4 people)>Walk to the Start at the Maggie base of Peak 9>Race your brains out>download the Gondola from the finish and end up at your car>walk 3 blocks to Napper Tandy's/Salt Creek Restaurant for the post race party.
The only free all-day parking in Breck is at the Satellite Lot. Shuttles don't start until 8:00. So the only way to take advantage is talk it up with some other racers and arrange to meet at the N. Satellite Lot. Get 4 of you in a car and park at the Gondola($7 if your car has 4 occupants). Then you all split the fee for that one car... a couple of bucks apiece.
The only other free parking in Breck is for 3 hour chunks of time so they are not really an option.
Too much to orchestrate? Then pay to park in town at the lots listed below!
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
From 1-70 take Exit 203 in Frisco onto Highway 9 south to Breckenridge
IF USING Satellite Lot turn right onto Coyne Valley Drive, left onto Airport Road
IF PARKING in town,continue south on Highway 9
At 7-11 continue south and use Righthand Lane
Continue south on Highway 9 (S. Park Ave)
For Gondola Lot $12 per day ($7 with 4 people in car), turn left onto Watson Ave and immediate right into Gondola Lot.
For all other lots see links below!
What would I do? Park at the Gondola Lot.
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CLICK HERE For Bus Schedule
Lightweight gear (AT or tele) and mohair skins are strongly recommended due to the duration and demands of the course. Skiers must use AT/Tele or Splitboards with full metal edges. No "nordic-type" gear of any weight (NNN or similar binding) will be allowed. Ski crampons are not allowed. Bike helmets are ok. Snowclaws are passable for mandatory gear.
- All Long Course competitors MUST race on lightweight AT or Tele gear.
- Any competitors on Splitboards MUST race the Short Course.
LONG COURSE REQUIRED GEAR and RESTRICTIONS
- Skis/Skins/Backpack/Beacon/Shovel/Probe/Helmet/Wind Layer/Extra Gloves/Balaclava or Buff.
- Mandatory Gear Check begins at 6:30 am on race day at the Maggie Restaurant Peak 9 Base.
- Racers are REQUIRED to attach skis to backpack on bootpack climbs.
Questions on gear? EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to buy or rent gear? Please consider event partner Mountain Outfitters!
- Long Course Duo Men
- Long Course Duo Women
- Long Course Duo Coed
- Long Course The 101 (combined age of Team must equal or exceed 101 years, no gender distinctions)
- Short Course Solo Men
- Short Course Solo Women
The Long Course is a team race. Teams must leave each transition, and cross the finish, together. It is expected (and faster) to ski up together and down in reasonably close proximity. Teammates are highly encouraged to make use of a dynamic or "bungee" tow system. (It's an ez way to help each other and if someone bonks it's priceless). Team mates may carry each other's skis on the bootpack and assist each other in transitions.
GEAR DROP-OFF SERVICE
You may leave extra gear/clothing at the Start. All items will be transported to the Finish for you.
We'll keep an eye on it for you during the race. Once you finish, it's then your responsibility again!
For the safety of both racers and staff/volunteers, there will be a cut-off time for Long Course competitors at the Peak 6 climb Whiskey River/Dumbwaiter transition @1:30 PM. No racers may ascend after this time. Six hours of racing is enough, and you don't want to miss the party @ 2PM!
Again, in the interest of safety, Race Organizers reserve the right to shorten the course for ALL competitors.
POST RACE PARTY and AWARDS
Napper Tandy's/Salt Creek Restaurant
Awards at 2:30, Giant Raffle throughout
Meal and beer Included with Entry